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    Quote Originally Posted by CincyKiller45 View Post
    So, I've made the decision to change my training regimen after these last few weeks of The Cube. I'm going to be doing the juggernaut training method 2.0. Can't wait to murder these last few weeks of the cube and start something new.
    Are u subscribed to JTS email and YouTube?

    I am a huge fan of him. His seminars are great too. Should be a well thought out plan. I read version 1...little bit of a few different programs.

    Look forward to it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rob112

    Are u subscribed to JTS email and YouTube?

    I am a huge fan of him. His seminars are great too. Should be a well thought out plan. I read version 1...little bit of a few different programs.

    Look forward to it.
    No, not yet. I've seen a bunch of their videos tho. I still have a lot to learn about the program, but I still have a few weeks of the cube left so I have enough time to enlighten myself. I'm for sure going to implement some of the conditioning aspects. I hate feeling out of shape.
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    Week 6- Body day

    Seated DB military: 8x3- 70's

    My pressing is finally improving. The addition of the extra day leaves me with more time on body day to really hammer my tri's and shoulders. I feel like that has really helped me. The 70's were actually a bit too light, but I'm benching heavy on Wed so I didn't want to beat myself up too bad.

    CG bench w/ pause:
    135x12
    145x12
    165x12

    Again, was a bit too light.

    Side lateral raise: 12x3- 25's

    Rope press downs: 15x3- 100

    SGHP: 5x3- 135

    I just wanted to show my lifting partner these. My traps are still pretty sore, but I absolutely love this exercise.

    Standing DB hammer curl: 8x3- 50's

    Good session. Finished in about 50 minutes. My weight keeps climbing. Once I broke the 210 barrier I've been steadily packing on weight. My lower body is growing like crazy. I'm going to need to start purchasing bigger jeans, I've never been a fan of the skinny jean look, HA.
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    Week 7: RE Squat

    Squat: 6x1- 315

    315 was too light, could have gotten 2-4 more reps.

    Front squat:
    185x5
    225x2
    255x2x3

    5" pause squat: 1x5- 225(15 sec between sets)

    Unilateral leg press: 12x3- 100

    Lying leg curls SS leg extensions: 15/15x3

    Overall good workout. 315x6 is actually a PR for me, but I have more in me for sure. I'll upload the video in a bit.
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    Good work bro
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    Cube seems unanimously good for squating. Me, you, Sean, NOMZ, and other reviews I've seen. Interesting.

    Solid work mang. Tons of skwatz
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    Now we're talkin! Congrats on the PR
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    Good work, strong front squats...
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    Thanks fellas. Hopefully I'll be hitting 405 by max week. It's a goal I need to hit and I feel like its obtainable. The cube has definitely helped my squat more so than any other lift. My squat had the most room for improvement as well. On front squats I thought about trying to hit 315 for a single. Key word, thought..

    Here's the video.

    http://youtu.be/HVVRj2-YBPQ

    I need to be more cognitive of keeping my arch on rep sets. Once I lose it, my forward lean becomes more prevalent. All in all I'm satisfied.
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    They looked good man right at depth. 405 is definitely there.
    Log: http://anabolicminds.com/forum/workout-logs/226478-country-gets-huge.html#post3905023
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    Week 6: Heavy bench

    Bench: 2x3
    275x2
    295x2
    305x2

    Solid bench work. 305 was a little too light for my final set. I have a video of it to upload.

    DB incline: 12x3- 80's

    Seated military BB: 5x5- 145

    Pec deck (Rest Pause): 20/8/7+isometric hold

    Straight bar press down: 20x3- 110

    Good bench session. I still have small form adjustments to make. I've been focusing on where to put my feet for maximal leg drive. I been experimenting w/ putting my feet out wider so my a$$ doesn't come off the bench. I'll upload the video here in a bit.
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    Very nice work on the bench, bud! Looking forward to the vid.
    Training log:
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    Quote Originally Posted by herderdude
    Very nice work on the bench, bud! Looking forward to the vid.
    Thanks dude. My bench is finally improving. The weight took a good hit once I started doing a legit pause, so it feels good.

    My partner hit a huge PR today. He maxed at 295 at the end of cube run 1 and today he hit 305x2. Tweaking the program has helped us immensely.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CincyKiller45 View Post

    Thanks dude. My bench is finally improving. The weight took a good hit once I started doing a legit pause, so it feels good.

    My partner hit a huge PR today. He maxed at 295 at the end of cube run 1 and today he hit 305x2. Tweaking the program has helped us immensely.
    You gotta find what works for you, and it's good to see that you did that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CincyKiller45 View Post

    Thanks dude. My bench is finally improving. The weight took a good hit once I started doing a legit pause, so it feels good.

    My partner hit a huge PR today. He maxed at 295 at the end of cube run 1 and today he hit 305x2. Tweaking the program has helped us immensely.
    That's awesome.

    I think the program can be great for those that program well.
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    305x2 video.

    http://youtu.be/GycZw-GWM40

    I could tuck more and I should have held the last rep instead of racking it so soon. Two big things I noticed
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    Quick note; not sure what fed you plan on competing in, but those presses would be DQ'd in the few I've been associated with. The heave & butt off the bench will get you red lighted.

    I think you have the strength, I'd just keep an eye on being compliant w/your fed. Good work.
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    Strong bench. Jealous! It came up fast. Just watch the butt lift, like Swanson said
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    Thanks for checking it out. I had a feeling the butt lift was a problem. I need to find a way to use leg drive whilst keeping my a$$ on the bench.
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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TLfo-VJGOK4


    This was posted a few weeks back and helped me understand it more.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CincyKiller45 View Post
    Thanks for checking it out. I had a feeling the butt lift was a problem. I need to find a way to use leg drive whilst keeping my a$$ on the bench.
    It seems like you relax a bit at the bottom; I think leg drive sans butt lift is easier if you stay crazy tight the whole way.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Swanson52

    It seems like you relax a bit at the bottom; I think leg drive sans butt lift is easier if you stay crazy tight the whole way.
    I agree with you 100%, I relaxed, then used leg drive to move the weight off my chest. I'll try staying tighter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CountryLiftin
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TLfo-VJGOK4

    This was posted a few weeks back and helped me understand it more.
    Thanks, I'm going to check it out on my work break and see if I can't learn me something.
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    I agree with the other guys. Solid strength, just a technical issue to fix. GJDM
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    You blasted those suckers. The Dan Green vid that Country posted has some excellent tips from the guy with the best leg drive in the game. To keep your butt from coming off of the bench, you have to have two things: Your thighs can't be parallel with the floor, and your feet can't be under your butt. Try to envision yourself sliding off the top of the bench, or sliding the bench along the ground. Both of these things can't actually physically happen because your weight is on your traps, but either way you'll get your drive.
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    Good bar speed, keep your butt down.

    Red light...
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    Week 7: back/bi

    Cat back lat pulls: 25x3

    Pendlay row: 8x4

    DB row: 8x3

    Reverse incline DB fly: 15x4

    Banded EZ bar curl: 12x4

    Had an unscheduled workout tonight. I had 12 hrs of class and needed to unwind. There's not a better way to do it than slamming some weights while listening to some Metallica, disturbed, and pantera. Went light because I've got DL's bright and early.
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    good lil sesh ya have there
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    Finally tried those catbacks...pretty solid little move.
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    Oh! Lilly has a new book coming soon. It's supposed to clear things up and change things that haven't worked for the masses.

    It also is supposed to be an inspiration more than anything. I'm gonna get it. It is 365 Strong
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    Quote Originally Posted by rob112 View Post
    Oh! Lilly has a new book coming soon. It's supposed to clear things up and change things that haven't worked for the masses.

    It also is supposed to be an inspiration more than anything. I'm gonna get it. It is 365 Strong
    As long as he doesn't say "you don't hafta follow it how it's written, just do what works" like he did with his first book lol

    I do like the title.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sean1332 View Post

    As long as he doesn't say "you don't hafta follow it how it's written, just do what works" like he did with his first book lol

    I do like the title.
    I do too. Read his interview with JTS on it.

    Programming aside, I'll read just bc I do find him inspirational.
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    Cat backs and SGHP's are my favorite back exercises now. I didn't do SGHP's tonight because I got serious DOM's from them last week and I didn't want it to take away from my deads tmrw.

    I'm def going to check out Lilly's book. Should be an interesting read.
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    Week 7: RE deadlift

    Deadlift: 6x1- 415

    I was feeling a little worn down, so I went light. I'm focusing on form first and weight second. If I push for rep PR's everyday I'm going to end up doing more harm than good. Oh well, easy 6 reps.

    Rack pulls: 455x2x2

    Oly squat: 8x3- 225

    I feel like I had a break through on these. I kept my hips more under me and it felt like it helped a lot.

    SGHP: 5x4- 155

    Sort of had a lackluster day. My body is beat so I'm alright with it. Going to recover and hit some heavy squats Monday.
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    Still got some solid work in man. Rest up!
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    Week 7: body day

    Standing press:
    135x8
    155x6
    165x6
    135x8

    CG pin press:
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    175x12x2

    Standing DB lateral raise: 15x3- 25's

    Banded face-pulls: 15x4

    Neutral grip pull ups: 10x3- BW

    DB hammer curl: a lot

    Good workout today. Now I'm going to eat until I feel sick.
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    All caught up. Training is looking Solid man
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    Quote Originally Posted by aceroni
    All caught up. Training is looking Solid man
    Appreciate it man.
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    Week 8: Heavy squat

    Squat: 2x3
    315x2
    345x2
    365x2 (PR)

    Squats felt pretty solid. I'm still not supremely confident in my form, but a PR nonetheless. I've got a video to upload.

    Zercher squat: 5x3
    185x5
    205x5
    225x5

    10 sec pause squat: 1x3- 225 (brutal)

    Leg press SS reverse hyper: 20/20x3- 200/BW

    Bulgarian split squat SS banded GM: 12/20x2-20's/heavy EFS band

    Very challenging workout. I was floored after the last super set. I got another PR on squats, so a good day. I'll be feeling this workout for a few days for sure.
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    Nice work. Bulgarian split squats absolutely wreck my lower body...love them.
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